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Change colors to reduce eye strain

  • Windows 7
Last response: in Windows 7
October 1, 2013 7:28:39 AM

OS: Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
PC: hp EliteBook 8570w

I model in 3D CAD 8 hours per day and using the computer is just raping my eyes.

Window doesn't let me change background color (Windows Explorer, Windoes menu and many more things will remain the same), there are 3 black themes but they are utterly unbalanced and their contrast are too high.
There are third part softwares that permit changing background color but for what I know they rely on changing shellstyle.dll, which I don't want to happen as this computer it's my company's property and not mine's.

Furthermore I want all my experience to be eye strain free, I'm using notepad++ with Zenburn theme for texts typing (to reduce time spent on white mail web/client and Word interfaces), is there any way to solve this?
Can I change the way my monitor display colors?
Like "display every 255 255 255 as 84 84 84"?

Themes and examples I like:
blender's relaxing color theme:
n++ Zenburn:
old GNOME 2 theme:

I would like to have the same experience with Windows 7.

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October 1, 2013 9:08:14 AM

You may want to consult the windows help function for the basic customizing, like background colors and other parts of the windows themes. Windows lets you change a lot of things. You may also want to consider reducing the screen brightness and contrast.
October 2, 2013 12:29:52 AM

I already use a low brigthness, thus this lower font's readability.
I think it's useless to ask Microsoft, there are a lot of threads like this:
Windows Background Color could not be changed.

Apparently there's no official customization possible (like it was on XP and before it) but only some built in dark theme, the ones I can't stand for more than 10 seconds.